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How do U spend your time?

It has been a while since I posted my raw thoughts on leadership. Much has happened since then and I was reflecting recently on how as a leader I spend my time. Then I came across a passage in my Leadership Bible by John Maxwell that I would like to share with U.

“Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as hand-breadths, and my age is nothing before You; certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.” Psalm 39:4-5

John wrote the following about that particular Psalm in a devotional thought that he titled ‘Spend minutes wisely‘.

In Psalm 90, David shows his mindfulness of his brief time on earth. He asks God to help him number his days, which ought to be the prayer of every leader. Wise leaders work to redeem the time they have.

A leader needs to wonder if the task is worth the time investment. What would happen if the leader wasn’t the one doing it? Is there someone else who could do it just as well, and for whom the task would be time better spent? A good leader knows that time is like gold, and good “spending habits” are essential. It’s just that in this case the units are minutes, not dollars.

If you don’t know where your time goes – that’s a danger signal. If you can save small bits of time and consolidate them into a chunk of time that can be spent on something worthwhile – that’s like “found money.” If leaders can number their minutes and hours, “numbering their days” will be easier.

Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible

May we learn how to number our days and thus redeem the time we have been given.